National Projects

1. 'Quandeel'  Literacy home-schools in Pakistan

Our collaboration with the TOS in Pakistan continues to flourish. The Pakistan TOS committee is working to ensure that it can sustain its educational and social welfare programs in today’s difficult political climate. From 2013 we have supported four Quandeel schools. This needed $4,400 in donations to send to the Pakistan TOS group to keep these schools operating.

This Literacy Program enables children and young girls who have had no opportunity to pursue even a basic education, to attend classes. Reading, writing and arithmetic are taught by a teacher who holds classes in houses, thereby keeping a low profile because the Taliban & others are very opposed to educating girls at all.

The TOS provides teaching materials, a fan, water cooler, sitting rugs and a small salary to the teacher. A teachers’ meeting is held every month. Problems encountered and suggestions for the improvement of the program are discussed. A representative of the TOS visits the schools regularly in order to monitor their progress. Our donations also contribute to the cost of this on-going professional support for the home-school teacher.

If you or your local TOS group would like to support the Literacy Home-schools Project in Pakistan, please send your donation to the Australian TOS by bank transfer or cheque as detailed on the donations page. or email

Individual Edcation Sponsorships

The TOS also acts as agent for individual sponsorships for the on-going education of particular children in Pakistan. Sponsors receive regular reports about the sponsored children and often letters from them also. There is no free education in Pakistan apart from the Madrasa Islamic religious schools for boys only. This sponsorship scheme is mostly directed to the education of girls. It costs about US$130 per year per student and is a commitment for the entire school-life.

More details can be seen on the TOS-international website at

Since there is a strong band of TOS volunteers in Pakistan all donations and sponsorships are guaranteed to be reliable and free of any admin or other deductions, unlike most ways of donating.

To enquite about joining this sponsorship scheme please contact us by email at or any of the TOS regional groups as detailed on our Contacts page.



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